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What's this tool called?

part-timer

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I'm based in the USA, but I found this picture on a now-closed UK-based eBay auction.
I'd like to have one - does anyone here happen to know what they're called? And if they're commercially available?
If I can't find one to buy, I might have to make one - or have it made for me.
Thanks in advance.
mini tap wrench_1a.jpg
mini tap wrench_1b.jpg
 

Schatznut

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Agree with EW. Looks like a tap handle, and a nice one, at that.
 
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Thank you all, gentlemen. After a bit of poking around the internet, the important search term to include is "offset" tap wrench or handle. I see that other makers besides Irwin make them, among them being Hanson and Vermont American.
I have a very small tap (a #5-40 bottoming tap) that I need to hold. The square portion at the back end measures only 0.110" across the flats. If that Irwin handle will hold my tap, then I've found a candidate! If not, a similar tool appears simple to make.
Thanks again!
 

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I like it when a craftsman is proud enough of his work to sign and date it. That one is really special.
 
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I like it when a craftsman is proud enough of his work to sign and date it. That one is really special.
I have to agree! It appears to be quite well made. And in good condition, as well. I'd be proud to own it, as I imagine most of us here would be.
 

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